Wednesday, October 02, 2013

2015 Diversity Visa Program Registration

(Oct 02, 2013, (US Embassy))--September 30, 2013 – The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is please to share, below, the Department of State announcement for the 2015 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2015).  Ethiopia is an eligible country for DV-2015.  DV-2015 applicants must submit entries online to the website address below.

There is no charge for applications.  Persons or entities that represent themselves as authorized agents of the U.S. Government and that charge a fee to submit applications or provide other services are fraudulent. Results will be posted online beginning May 1, 2014 and applicants must use their unique identification number to access results.

The online Entry Status Check will be the ONLY way selectees will be notified of their selection for DV-2015.  The State Department will not be mailing out notification letters, nor will the Department send an email to those selected.  Any e-mail claiming to announce results is fraudulent. 

Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release                                                                                  
2015 Diversity Visa Program Registration

The 2015 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2015) will open at 12:00 p.m. EDT (GMT-4), Tuesday, October 1, 2013, and will close at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Saturday, November 2, 2013.  Applicants must submit entries electronically during this registration period using the electronic DV entry form (E-DV) at  Paper entries will not be accepted.  

All entrants must print and retain their online confirmation page after completing their DV entries so that they will be able to check their entry status.  We strongly encourage applicants not to wait until the last week of the registration period to enter.  Heavy demand may result in website delays.  No entries will be accepted after 12:00 p.m. EDT on November 2, 2013.

The congressionally mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is administered on an annual basis by the Department of State and conducted under the terms of Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).  Section 131 of the Immigration Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-649) amended INA 203 and provides for a class of immigrants known as “diversity immigrants.” 
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